The Loss of a Legend

The Loss of a Legend

  Dwight Myers, more popularly known as Heavy D was laid to rest on Friday, November 18 after passing on at the age of 44 due to complications from pneumonia, per family reports.  The homegoing services were held at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York.  Heavy D made Mount Vernon famous with his hit song Money Earnin' Mount Vernon early on in his career.

The church was filled to capacity with friends and family, both local and famous. Some of the famous attendees present to pay their last respects were Sean Diddy Combs, Will Smith, Al Sharpton, Usher, Queen Latifah, Rosie Perez and John Legend. There was even a letter of condolences sent from the Obama family.

Heavy D touched so many lives in so many different ways. He was very influential to the growth of the New Jack Swing rap movement in the late 80s and early 90s. Some of his more popular songs include Now that We Found Love and Nuttin' but Love. As people remembered him, his thoughtfulness and kindness were touched upon quite often.

Diddy talked about his positive influence and the fact that Heavy was a great friend to share all of his hopes and dreams with. The rap world has suffered a great loss. We will miss you Dwight Heavy D Myers and your legecy lives on through your music and your beautiul daughter.

A special fund has been set up for the financial aid of Heavy D's daughter, Xea Myers. Xea is 11 years old and you can learn more about the fund by visiting